Receive up to €2,400 towards the installation of solar PV for your business, farm, school, community centres, or other non-profit organisation.

About the grant

The Non-Domestic Microgen Grant (NDMG) provides financial assistance to help businesses and other sectors to install solar PV panels to generate electricity on site. This technology reduces commercial electricity costs and increases security of supply, while enhancing a positive sustainability image. Grants are available for systems up to 6kWp (Approx. 16 Panels or 25m²) with a potential of savings between €2,000 - €3000 annual electrical costs (depending on installation size and current utility rates).

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Why choose Solar PV?

Solar panels that produce electricity are known as solar photovoltaic (PV) modules. You can find out more about what they are and how we generate electricity from Solar PV here.

Experience many benefits when you choose to install solar PV :

  • Reduce your electricity costs
  • Demonstrate your commitment to sustainability
  • Contribute to reaching Irelands Climate goals
  • Receive a government grant of up to €2,400

Grant amounts for the solar PV system

The grant amount you receive is based on the standard output of your PV installation. Installations of up to 6kWp can be grant funded through the scheme. The maximum grant offering is €2,400 and this is available for systems from 4kWp.

Solar PV SystemGrant Value
1kWp* €900
2kWp €1,800
3kWp €2,100
4kWp €2,400
5kWp €2,400
6kWp (max) €2,400

* kilo Watt peak (standard test output of a PV panel)
Example - A typical 6kWp solar PV system installed typically consists of 16 – 18 panels with an overall area of 25m2.

Who can apply?

This grant is available to:

  • Businesses
  • The agricultural sector
  • Public sector bodies
  • Schools
  • Community centres
  • Non-profit societies

How to apply


1. Find and appoint a registered SEAI solar PV company

  • Get a quote from at least 2 registered companies. You can find a list of Registered Non-Domestic Microgen (Solar PV) Companies/Installers here.
  • Before you apply for your grant, you must choose your preferred company and agree a formal contract with them for the agreed work.
     

2. Apply to SEAI for a grant offer

  • Apply for the grant online
  • Wait for your ‘letter of offer’ before starting the works.
  • Do not start works until you receive your ‘letter of offer’
  • Grant offers are valid for eight months from the date you receive your ‘letter of offer’

Top Tip – incorrect bank details can delay your grant payment. When entering your BIC and IBAN make sure the details are correct.
 

3. Your Installer applies to ESB Networks

  • Your installer must apply to ESB Networks to connect the solar PV system to the electricity network.
  • They must do this before installing the Solar PV system. This application process takes at least 4 weeks / 20 working days.
     

4. Install the solar PV system

  • Once your connection to ESB has been approved, the installation can go ahead. You either pay the Solar PV Company or make a payment agreement.
     

5. Your Company/Installer submits evidence of works to SEAI

  • Your solar PV company will give you the documentation related to your installation. They will submit copies to SEAI electronically.
  • Top Tip - SEAI can only process grant payment once your solar PV company has uploaded ALL the required documentation. Try to get your solar PV company to upload ALL documentation ASAP after the installation, ideally within 1-3 days of completion.
     

6. SEAI process the grant offer based on the following

  • Applications for payment can only be processed once ALL documentation has been uploaded.
  • From this point onwards, please allow between 4 to 6 weeks for payment, with additional time if an inspection is required. Please note, the payment timeline is 4 – 6 weeks from when SEAI receives ALL the required documentation from the solar PV company/installer.
     

For more information about how to apply, please download our Application Guide.

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